- Born March 16, 1814 in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York.
- Parents were ABNER SEARS and MARY VAN PELT.
- Married VESTA CORNELIA HAWLEY on December 15, 1847 in Texas. Vesta was born June 6, 1827; and died October 1, 1854 in Marshall, Texas.
- Died February 6, 1855 in Marshall, Texas.